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Blue Plate Cafe

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5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
901-761-9696
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Made my day

The Hotel clerk recommended this place (and they have a restaurant). Solid breakfast, big fluffy pancakes, three egg omelettes stuffed. Definitely the business breakfast location. Much cheaper than the Hotel and everything was freshly made.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
2Gunnys
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Manassas, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Manassas, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel clerk recommended this place (and they have a restaurant). Solid breakfast, big fluffy pancakes, three egg omelettes stuffed. Definitely the business breakfast location. Much cheaper than the Hotel and everything was freshly made.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great breakfast in a very busy restaurant. Service was wonderful and they had yummy biscuits! Have to get there early though or you will be waiting outside for a table!

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Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We've been to the Blue Plate downtown location, and weren't impressed, but decided to give this location a chance. It was a twenty minute wait, but they herded is in there pretty quickly. I ordered an omelet with bacon, cheese, green peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. The add-ons were 75 cents a pop, and for two slices of mushrooms, it wasn't... More 

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Banning, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a great experience eating here. Everything was exceptional and those biscuits were heavenly. Will be back and bringing friends...so good. Service was attentive and such happy smiles on all the faces. Pancakes were wonderful, too! You have to try this darling place, soon.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A country-esque cafe Overlooking Court Square and just off Main St this is a convenient location for lovers of the BIG breakfast. I didn't find the front desk overly welcoming but the young waitress was lovely so made up for the dissappointing first impressions. The extensive breakfast menu comes in a newspaper mock-up. Between the 3 of us we had... More 

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Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Having "pigged-out" several times a Corky's, I drove a short distance along Poplar and found the Blue Plate Cafe. Decor was "country" and quite pleasant. Menu was pretty much what one might expect from a country diner. Food was OK. Prices were not excessive. But the overall impression was one of "average".

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Valrico, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice selection of omelets, waffles, and breakfast meats. Ordered a ham special which came with a half plate filing ham slice, two eggs, has browns and biscuits and gravy. Doggy bagged about half. An order of eggs, hash browns, bacon, biscuits and gravy was a plate cleaning delight as was my waffle with southern pecans. Coffee cups were a little... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

had this place recommended to us its clean and tidy staff very attentive, the food its brilliant, not a place to dine if you are watching your weight, i had yoghurt, fruit and granola, my plate was brimming and i couldnt finish it , one of our party had pancakes she just couldnt finish them, they gaveus bisuits-which are like... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Blue Plate Cafe used to be *the place* to go for breakfast in Memphis. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years it has really gone downhill (at least at this location). On our most recent visit, the restaurant was dirty and in a general state of disrepair: seat cushions were torn, paint is scratched and worn, and the restaurant... More 

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Lima, Peru
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180 reviews 180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Delicious breakfast served at the Blue Plate Cafe. The food was good (large portions!) and he service was quick and friendly. The cafe is only open until mid-afternoon so go for breakfast or lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-761-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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